|Object ID #||1961.007.001|
|Title||German Signaling Horn (1917)|
|Lexicon category||6: T&E For Communication|
|Artist||Made in Germany|
|Place of Origin||Germany|
World War I signalling horn (bugle). It has a bell with an eagle motif in a circle embossed on the top. Underneath the eagle motif is the following in impressed lettering: "Deutsche/ Signal-Instrumenter-Fabric /Markneukircrer/ 1917". The numeral "5" is impressed on the part where the mouthpiece would be inserted. The right side of the horn has a short leather strap attached by means of rings and a buckle. The horn has a dull finish in order to prevent glinting in the sunlight during combat.
Underneath the eagle motif is the following in impressed lettering:
"Deutsche/ Signal-Instrumenter-Fabric /Markneukircrer/ 1917"
It was obtained from a German soldier by Mr. David C. Sinclair. It later belonged to George Dunoon of Owen Sound, Ontario.
|Collection||Military, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||L-9.843 Dia-4.528 inches|
Sinclair, David C.
World War I (First World War/The Great War)
|Function||A horn like this was used for signalling in battlefield conditions. This horn was manufactured in 1917 and used in the 1917-1918 years of the First World War. It was later brought to Canada as a war souvenir.|